The Next Big Battery Advances to Watch From Argonne National Lab

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory helped kick off the modern energy storage race with their diligent experimentation on lithium-ion batteries.

Their patents have ended up in the Chevy Volt and contributed to stationary storage for buildings and the grid. Today's batteries, though, have not reached their full potential for power density, duration or cycle life.

So, tucked away among midcentury brick buildings on a windswept prairie and oak landscape southwest of Chicago

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